It’s important to stand out in our everyday lives. Standing out doesn’t mean we have to be the best at something, but that we go the extra mile. A lot of people don’t go the extra mile and limit themselves to mediocracy. Mediocracy can leave us stagnant and unhappy in life. While going the extra mile takes more energy and thought, it will give you the best results in life. In today’s post, I have compiled a list of 5 ladylike qualities that will make you stand out and bring you the many joys life has to offer.
Do something special
One of the most important qualities of being ladylike is that you are thoughtful. Ladies care about other people and show it. The reason this is so important is because of relationship building/networking. Being kind to people will take you a lot further than not showing any consideration. It’s important to have a network of people that you can count on when the time comes. To master relationship building, you have to be active and special. Active consist of simply letting people know you exist. You can’t expect people to go out of there way for you when you’ve barely spoken to them. Say hi to everyone, ask how they are doing, and remember what they tell you. Bring up something they referenced in a later conversation, and this will let people know that you care. Ask people to lunch and offer to buy them coffee if you’re going out. To top it off if something is coming up, send a handwritten card with flowers or some small gift. For example, if one of your co-workers got a promotion or they are moving away send them something and make sure they have your phone number and email. This way, you make sure there is always a way to communicate between you two. It’s important to be sweet and keep strong relationships with people because you never know who or what you will need. A lady always has a long list of connections ready at all times.
Be on time
I’m not sure why people think being late is a personality trait, but it is rude. Being late shows that you don’t respect other people’s time and that you simply don’t care. This isn’t the right way to start things off with someone, especially if this is a first time or an important meeting. Being late also adds stress to your own life. Ladies live as stress-free as possible. Being late, rushing, and not being prepared causes stress in your own life. To prevent this, prepare the night before and wake up early the day of so that you can take your time getting ready.
As society has changed over time, so has our values. Today, it’s a lot more common to see people out and about not looking their best. However, a lady always looks her best and puts effort into her looks. You don’t have to go outside fully glam, but looking presentable is important. To look presentable in a rush all you need to do is:
- Brush teeth
- Wash face
- Light makeup
- Comfortable yet flattering outfit (I tend to go for dresses, rompers or jumpsuits)
- Style hair (Doesn’t have to be fancy, a bun, ponytail. As long as it doesn’t look like you just rolled out of bed)
- Jewelry (Keep it simple)
Being polite and mannerable will take you very far. People always notice and react when you are polite. Being polite simply consist of saying “please” and “thank you.” I cannot explain the number of times people have stopped me or mentioned how polite and gracious I am. Expressing gratitude and showing people you are thankful will cause them to want to do more for you.
People love ladies because of the energy they bring. Ladies bring positivity, joy, and sweetness to any situation. You want to be that person that people look forward to seeing. Find ways to deal with negativity such as journaling or working out that way you aren’t putting your emotions off on other people and becoming a “negative Nancy.” Find joy in yourself, and romanticize every aspect of your life. Take time to learn about yourself, likes dislikes so that you can unlock and share your inner joy.
Till next time,
Miss. True Class